I have been participating in the Wednesday Happy Thoughts meme for almost 3 years now or even longer. I started doing it in my old blog which shall not be named. The meme has been coined by one of my dearest blogging friends and I just like how it kept me reminded of all the good things and blessings that come our way. However, I will stop naming my list Wednesday Happy Thoughts, because I always fail to blog this meme on a Wednesday. Instead, I shall start this series of entries called, My GRATITUDE LIST, which I can write about anytime of the week.
Like what I have said in my previous entry, July has been such a crazy month but yesterday, the moment was so surreal, I could not thank the Lord enough for this 2nd chance in life, more on this later. Yes! 2 is my favorite number of the year. Let’s proceed with My Gratitude List:
I’m just 2 lbs away from my weight goal!
I’m back to size 2! Did a little shorts-shopping for our Florida trip and was so surprised that even size 2 is kinda lose on me, weeee! Thank God, 4 months of hardwork and discipline paid off!
Again, I am thankful for my Discipline, Hardwork, Focus, Self-Control and Patience.
Of course, my Faith.
I am thankful for yesterday, July 18, 2012. My Breast Lump was found to be benign after a series of Mammo, Ultrasound and needle/biopsy. You see, I have undergone excisional biopsy when I was 17 on my right breast and then another one when I was 18 on my left breast. I was so brave back then and was even watching the doctors open my breasts and take out the cysts. Everything was benign, they were all just fibrous cysts. Two years ago, I felt a lump on my left breast, it was huge but not too hard, still, I can feel it. I avoided ultrasound for those 2 years because my OB-gyne would say it is moving/movable, it is not hard (like what most cancerous lumps feel like), and it is well-defined, meaning roundish or oval. She would also tell me that it is normal for women under 40 to have occasional cysts. Still, a lump is a lump and I was paranoid. I have a kid and husband to think about now. Finally, I faced my fear and the agony of guessing the past 2 years was now backed up with mammography and ultrasound images plus the needle/biopsy result, it came out benign and was merely a Fibroadenoma. It may disappear in the years to come. But it is a must for me (like any other woman) to have my breast examination every year with an Ultrasound or Mammography. Thank you Lord!
Healthy Living. I shall continue what I have started. Even if I wanted to celebrate yesterday over a bag of Cheetos, I decided not to and I feel great for not giving in.
VOXER and my dear, dear friends!
Credit cards. Making money management more convenient + booking travel deals.
My thick but well-groomed eyebrows which I did with my own tweezerman.
…and so the 1st Q of 2012 is almost done and looking back on my 2012 goals, looks like I need some boosting and pushing. This March, I am challenging myself to 21 days of NO Junkfood and that begins today:
It’s so funny when 2 of my foodie friends saw this and thought it was an easy challenge. I guess because their the healthy-kind of foodies but to me, this looks like h_ _ l on Earth . But I will try and let you know what happened after 21 days. After all, this mid-30s body of mine needs some sort of detoxification. Also, here are other 30 challenges/things I plan to do every single day of this month.
*30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth
*30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself
*30 Things to Stop Doing for Yourself
What are your plans this month?
Off to check this POS Hardware, tata!
The tears I shed, I forgive.
The suffering and disappointments, I forgive.
The betrayals and lies, I forgive.
The slandering and scheming, I forgive.
The hatred and persecution, I forgive.
The punches that were given, I forgive.
The shattered dreams, I forgive.
The dead hopes, I forgive.
The disaffection and jealousy, I forgive.
The indifference and ill will, I forgive.
The injustice in the name of justice, I forgive.
The anger and mistreatment, I forgive.
The neglect and oblivion, I forgive.
The world with all its evil, I forgive.
Grief and resentment, I replace with understanding and agreement.
Revolt, I replace with music that comes from my violin.
Pain I replace with oblivion.
Revenge, I replace with victory.
I will be able to love above all discontentment.
To give even when I am stripped of everything.
To work happily even when I find myself in the midst of all obstacles.
To dry tears even when I am still crying.
To believe even when I am discredited.